There is no legal definition of online bullying within UK law. However there are a number of existing laws that can be applied to cases of online bullying and online harassment.
- Protection from Harassment Act 1997
- Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
- Malicious Communications Act 1988
- Communications Act 2003
- Defamation Act 2013
The Defamation Act 2013 came into force on 1st January 2014. To read the act and for more information click here.